Don’t dump your Lipitor, Crestor or Zocor yet – but there is good news for the 1 out of six Americans who have high levels of “bad” cholesterol. That's the kind that means they’re almost twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke as someone whose total cholesterol is in a healthy range.
A new study says that including things like soy protein and nuts in your diet lowers or 'bad' cholesterol (LDL) more than statin drugs or a low-fat diet!
In the study, a group of participants ate handful of almonds or walnuts every day, and also ate soy and tofu products instead of milk and meat products as much as possible.
We know people are passionate about how their favorite True Citrus flavors, but some people are even more passionate about another natural beverage: raw milk.
Raw milk activists believe that pasteurization destroys many of the best things about milk; that it kills good bacteria along with the bad, and ruins the taste. Many believe raw milk can cure asthma, ear infections, digestive disorders, allergies, arthritis --even autism! They also think it can improve cholesterol levels and boosts immunity.
But the FDA says drinking raw milk is a big health risk. Straight out of the cow, milk can harbor dangerous pathogens like Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli, no matter how the cows are raised and the milk is handled.
Rosh Hashanah is known as the Jewish New Year, and it’s one of the Jewish people’s holiest days. It’s a time to look back at the past year and plan changes for the year ahead.
Honey is a big part of this holiday. To symbolize the wish for “a sweet year”, the traditional Rosh Hashanah meal starts with dipping apple slices into honey, then dipping challah bread into honey. The meal often ends with a honey cake.
At True Citrus, we noted recently that studies estimate that half of us will be obese –not overweight, but obese – by 2030.
We’d like to point out that one of the biggest culprits in the national weight gain problem is sodas. Colas, pops --whatever you call them, they are bad news for your body. They are the very definition of junk food: pure calories, no nutrients. Yes, that includes cane-sugar and natural sodas. And it also includes diet sodas.
So you go to the store. And you see a bottle of cleaner on the shelf with a green leaf and the term “eco-friendly” on the label. It costs more than the leading brand, but you want to help protect the environment. So you put the leafy green cleaner in your cart.
Problem is, that claim of environmental friendliness is most likely not entirely true. So you just paid more for nothing.
This past August, a special report in the world’s leading medical journal, The Lancet, estimated that HALF of all Americans will be obese by the year 2030.
Alarm bells are ringing nationwide over this news, because obesity is a dangerous and an expensive national problem.
The Lancet study estimates that by 2030, obesity-related diseases will increase to nearly:
When a dear friend of ours was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was terrified. But one of her first thoughts was, “Lance Armstrong.” Her mind instantly flashed to the famous cyclist and how he conquered his advanced cancer, and that gave her the courage to face and beat (!) her own.
At True Citrus, our mission is “to offer excellent taste and convenience while complementing a healthy diet” and we mean that. We hope that drinking more water and fewer sugary drinks, or drinks with artificial ingredients will help you stay healthy, because we want everyone to lead long, happy lives.
Farewell summer! So long fireflies, goodbye mosquitoes! We’ll miss you, bare legs, flip-flops and suntans.
We’ll also miss summer’s humidity – sometimes too much in the form of rainstorms, sometimes just enough to frizz our hair.
Grandparent’s Day is unofficially celebrated in September, so at True Citrus, we thought we’d take the time to discuss a very common danger among older Americans: dehydration.
Statistics show that not getting enough water is one of the top reasons for Medicare hospitalizations for seniors, and it can be fatal.
We’ve all heard that it’s healthier to steam veggies instead of microwaving, frying or baking them.
And now Sharp and other appliance makers have created an oven that steams your food instead of baking or broiling it. That’s right, you can cook pretty much everything by steam – even muffins!